Over the last few weeks, the United States has been hit with a number of natural disasters that have impacted countless communities across the south, particularly in Texas, Florida and now Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The impact on families, their homes, their businesses, and their livelihoods has been immense, and many have not fully assessed the extent of the damage.
At Visa, we are committed to doing our part to get those affected back on their feet as quickly as possible. In addition to monetary support, we are putting the scale and strength of our network to use with a new online tool that provides consumers with information on nearby merchants that have accepted a Visa within recent days, indicating that these locations are open for business. Whether families are looking for food, gasoline, hardware or lodging, the Hurricane Area Store Locator is a resource where consumers can enter their city or zip code to identify local retailers that are up and operating.
Hurricane Area Store Locator for merchants in the U.S.
Hurricane Area Store Locator for merchants in Puerto Rico
While the initial focus for the Hurricane Store Locator was on Florida retailers, Visa expanded this service Puerto Rico and plans to expand to other communities as the need develops.